Giant stone heads

On Saturday Jill, Jack and I saw Crazy Horse and Mt. Rushmore. Jack
didn't seem nearly as impressed and Jill and I were. What was MOST
impressive was the fact that we made it there at all.

On our way from Yellowstone to Crazy Horse we stopped in at a little
diner as it got late. We ate buffalo burgers and almost sang karaoke
until they fooled us and told us the wrong night. While we were eating
and beyond our knowledge, a wicked storm approached. As soon as we
descended the stairs of this shanty to the parking lot...we saw rain
like it was the middle of February. It was raining and it was raining
HARD. I hurried to the car since I had a hoodie on and we drove on to
look for a hopefully inexpensive motel since camping was no longer an

Although the speed limit was 70, I was doing about 55 because I
literally couldn't see the road due to the rain.

Hell's Canyon

At the same time Jill and I saw the sign of what was either our demise
or an even more wonderful adventure! The canyon's posted speed was
30mph and I don't think we went over 20 for the entire 7 miles. We
finally made it close enough to Crazy Horse to get an over priced
motel room so we could shower and be prepared for our next day which
was scheduled for straight driving.


Yellowstone Buffalo Train

Holy freaking shit. We are stuck in the car in a buffalo train. Yes. A
fucking BUFFALO TRAIN. There are literally over 100 buffalo that are
ahead of us on the road and they are apparently also heading to the
same camp ground we are.

At one point, as they merged into the turn-out for slower traffic, we
passed a herd on the left. As we passed them...I was
seriously...SERIOUSLY 3 feet away from one of the largest cow-like
animals I have ever seen in my life. I was almost in tears. And I made
Jill promise not to get me that close again.

Since we've been in yellowstone we've also seen a wolfcoyotefox. It
was nuts. We have a photo.

Day one!

Wednesday marked our first day of Team Suma's epic journey. We left
Sacramento and hit up all of the important stops along the way...like
Elko. Once we got to Wendover, we stopped and let Jack run around on
the salt flats. We tired his little ass out!!!!! We got into Salt Lake
City around 10:30 and headed to meet Andy at his shop. We checked out
some of his projects and hung out til we went back to his house to
catch some zzzz's!!!!!!

Yesterday morning we woke up a little later and went get Thai lunch.
After a quick visit to the mormon temple to see if they'd let us in,
we headed to Yellowstone!!!!

On our way we took a few photos, almost lost a wheel and tire, forgot
you needed matches or a lighter to start a fire and had a guy with no
teeth ask me if I had snow leopards on my legs.


Fill in the Blank Friday

1.  The very best thing about the summer is  the travel plans that seem endless.

2.  My first crush ever was    a boy named Nicholas.  His birthday was 21 days after mine and in the 4th grade, he let me wear his Raiders jacket in class.

3.  This may sound really silly but    my brother once told me that when you flush the toilet, poop particles fly out in EVERY direction for 6 feet.  When I flush the toilet, I run to the other side of the bathroom.

4.  I squeeze my toothpaste from   the middle.  But before I begin my initial squeeze, I push from the bottom to move all the toothpaste to the top .

5.  My absolute favorite "comfort food" is     key lime pie.  Or cheesecake.  Or any dessert really.

6.  A random fact about me is that    I have over 100 Barbies and approximately the same amount of shoes.

7.  The one piece of technology that truly makes my life better and I couldn't live without is    my iphone.  It honestly gets me through the day sometimes.  I don't know what I did before I had one.

Whoa whirlwind week...

This past Friday night I hopped in a car and headed to Los Angeles.  I was Disneyland bound with my two good friends Chris and Amber.  They can be seen here:

We tore up Disneyland and the Tower of Terror for two full days, we made it back alive, we took pictures with monsters, we visited the first aid station, we ate, we ate some more, we didn't beat up any little kids AND we photographed the entire trip as evidence of our ridiculously fun filled trip.  Which included almost making a grown woman pee herself out of pure fear.

On Monday when I got to work, Alissa asked if I wanted to fly to Florida for one day for $10 each way.  Like the responsible adult I am, I told her, "Book it."  We double checked our work schedule, requested days off and in less than 7 minutes, our flight was purchased.  Tuesday immediately after work, we headed to the airport and jumped a red eye.  When I woke up we had landed in an 84 degree Ft. Lauderdale airport.  We immediately grabbed a rental and drove straight to South Beach.  Here we ate, we ate some more, we drove scooters with no helmets and we partied.  We also got to see a bunch of chicks walking around wearing mostly nothing.  After 10 hours, we got back on our flight home to drive from SFO back to Sacramento extremely exhausted and looking like lobsters.

Tonight I'm headed to Dillon Beach for the weekend to hang out with Katie and the fam before she's gotta head back to New York.  Hopefully we'll do something lewd and lascivious with the pirate statue.  I should be getting back to Sacramento with just enough time to do two loads of laundry, clean up a bit and pack for my 12 day road trip with Lady Jillington where we'll be eating, karaoke-ing, partying, driving, eating more and checking out some museums and important monuments, like the worlds largest ketchup bottle.